Marketing Manager, Rheumatology

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 17, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Otezla is the leading treatment in the post-topical, pre-biologic segment in its approved indications. Otezla is currently approved for three indications in the U.S. - the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy; adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis; and adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behçet's Disease. Otezla has patent exclusivity through at least 2028 in the U.S.

Otezla offers many benefits including:
  • A strong strategic fit with Amgen's long-standing expertise in psoriasis and inflammation
  • A differentiated, oral therapy complementary to Amgen's existing inflammation franchise of innovative biologics and biosimilar products
  • Acceleration of Amgen's near- and long-term growth

Sales of Otezla in 2019 were $1.6 billion driven by strong volume growth. Amgen is passionate about medicines that can deliver sustained, long-term volume growth and the Company believes there is a tremendous opportunity to grow Otezla through global expansion and new indications!
  • Bringing Innovative Medicines to Patients -- The number of patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases is growing worldwide. Amgen is a leader in this very large therapeutic category. Otezla is positioned as a therapy of first-choice in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis who are not satisfied with topical therapies given its differentiated mechanism of action and established efficacy and safety profile. In psoriatic arthritis, Otezla is for use in patients early in their disease and/or with moderate joint involvement.
  • Expansive Geographic Reach -- Otezla is approved in 54 countries, including major markets such as France, Germany and Japan. Amgen is well positioned to continue driving Otezla international sales growth.

The Marketing Manager will be a key member of the Otezla Marketing Team with primary responsibility to guide and assist with the development, implementation and follow-through of the Rheumatology strategies and tactical plans/programs to support and ensure the growth of Otezla.

The person in this role will partner with Inflammation Nephrology Business Unit (INBU) matrix teams and key cross-functional partners when working on key brand projects.

This position will consist of agency and vendor management, as well as matrix management across Amgen's commercial, medical, legal, and regulatory enterprises.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Handles the strategy and tactical development of the non-personal promotion digital campaign for PsA and Behçet's Disease
  • Leads media planning efforts for HCP digital, search and print advertising
  • Leads key Rheumatology scientific congresses and convention initiatives
  • Supports creation and development of promotional materials to support sales force and Field Reimbursement Specialists for PsA and Bechet's Disease
  • Interacts with sales team and handle sales requests
  • Develops strong relationships with key US opinion leaders and physicians
  • Works cross-functionally with key internal partners (marketing, sales, analytics, access, medical affairs, etc.) to develop and execute programs / to support Otezla in the Rheumatology market
  • Leads internal review / approval process for promotional materials
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of annual brand plan
  • Monitors and evaluates products and marketplace dynamics
  • Leads key agency partners
  • Serves as a champion for the brand and for product-specific challenges and opportunities
  • Supports other ad hoc projects that will arise with evolving brand needs and changing market dynamics

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


Associate's Degree and 8 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in business, marketing, or general management
  • Immunology marketing experience
  • Launch experience
  • 4+ years biotech/pharmaceutical experience
  • 2+ years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in any combination of the following areas: marketing; project management & planning; sales; analytics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including listening and presentation skills
  • Ability to produce business results and ensure delivery
  • Ability to drive influence partners to set direction and align work efforts
  • Marketing acuity with a grasp of marketing strategy, market research, segmentation, brand positioning, and tactical plan development
  • Exhibits passion and empathy to build meaningful experiences with HCPs by understanding their needs and desires
  • Experience developing and executing HCP facing marketing tactics
  • Demonstrates strength in analytics to translate data into insights and indicated actions
  • Creative and innovative, while also possessing analytical problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with creative agencies
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment and live up to the highest ethical standards
  • Ability to build productive partnerships and collaborate in a matrix organization
  • Proactive, results-oriented self-starter motivated by a challenging task
  • Strong organizational skills - to set targets, track to achievements and complete projects




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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

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